WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER CATARACT SURGERY
Some patients maintain good vision despite having an early cataract. Surgery is warranted when the patient determines that they would like to have better quality vision than what they have with the aid of an up-to-date spectacle prescription. It is, in part, a lifestyle driven decision. Problems with reading, distance vision, particularly driving at night and glare are common indications for surgery. If you have had a need to frequently change your prescription and remain unhappy with your vision, a developing cataract is often the cause.
When you have cataract surgery, and if the rest of the eye is healthy, over 97% of patients achieve driver’s license vision or better.